Mahathir Finally Seeks Help From Waytha Out There

Today is a historic day for the Malaysian Indian community. The man who for 22 years of his life did nothing to help alleviate their socio-economic status has finally sought help, in the most famous phrase, like from one Indian to another Indian.


After the meeting, HINDRAF chairman P. Waythamoorthy expressed confidence in delivering Indian votes to help Pakatan in GE14.

Of course the Kampung Buah Pala issue has been forgotten and forgiven by Waytha. Let us also look at several other Indian-related issues that Waytha had raised when questioning about Mahathir’s ability to lead Pakatan just a year ago this month.

Last year, Waytha said the displacement of the estate workers was rampant during Mahathir’s leadership and he failed to provide socio-economic reliefs to the 800,000 Indians displaced from the estates. 

He ordered the City Councils to demolish the Hindu temples and Hindu grave yards which existed for almost 150 years in the estates.

Also according to Waytha it was Mahathir who caused the serious rise in discrimination against the Non- Malays which has caused racism to be entrenched in the administration of the government and yet he would stand next to Nelson Mandela to declare his anti-apartheid vehemence.

Mahathir’s arbitrary arrests and detentions of many political opponents under the ISA and Official Secrets Act on many occasions especially for his own political survival how he would hone to perfection and use a gamut of archaic repressive laws.

Waytha added that Mahathir’s arrests besides politicians were environmentalists, consumer association spokesmen and also caused the suspension of publication of The Star, The Sunday Star, Watan, Sin Chew Jit Poh under Operasi Lalang.

His interference in the Malaysian Judiciary saw the Chief Justice and several top Federal court judges suspended and sacked. The way he went about colluding with Justice Hamid Omar, a senior Federal Court Judge, tarnished the reputation and the integrity of the judiciary till this day.

In March 1988, he made constitutional amendments to Article 121 and Article 145 which effectively took away the power of the judiciary that was embedded in the constitution and handed it over to Parliament through statutes. The power of judicial review too was removed. Hence he virtually modified the separation of powers where Judiciary was stripped of its independence and power overnight.

Mahathir banned various independent foreign journalists and has records of charging them with various offences.

Yes, Mahathir did all that according to Waytha. And it was just a year ago this month that Waytha was mad at Mahathir for using the term ‘Keling‘ as an inference to the Indians.


Waytha warned Malaysians about Mahathir’s intentions (of making a political comeback):

Politics is more than the eyes could see and the mind could perceive. Should one support him blindly for the sake of removing the present premier and replacing him with another. Politics is a strange and dangerous game.

Waytha must have said millions other things about Mahathir but all has been forgotten in just one meet – in the name of power.

Hopefully Malaysians especially the Indians see how HINDRAF has now gone Waytha out of line.

Ah So Wants Police To Wipe Her Arse After She Craps

The Grand Ah-So from BERSIH wants police to stop political violence

Maria China Abdullah, the Grand Ah-So of BERSIH, has spoken out against the silence of the country’s leaders on the recent political violence involving solely Parti Pemecah Belah Melayu (PPBM) members.

She said that this is the first time that Malaysia is experiencing such political violence because the country’s leadership refuses to say anything.  She also added that the Inspector-General of Police and the Home Minister must take a drastic stand to stop political violence.

My guess is this somewhat non-halal Khadijah binti Khuwaylid wanna-be is the kind of mother who would blame the teachers at a PTA meeting for her children’s unruly behaviour and expects the teachers to bring her children up while she spends her time doing her nails and playing Candy Crush.

And I don’t know when, in recent times, did she get off the steamship from England (she was born in England in 1956) that she does not know the history of political violence in Malaysia.  Maybe I ought to share with her some of my writings to show who has been advocating political violence and is now using others to do so for him.

Less than two years before the 13 May 1969 tragedy happened, a Hartal protest in Pulau Pinang ended up as a racial clash that saw 27 dead and 137 people injured.

Violence erupted at a PPBM event in Shah Alam last week after pro-Mahathir supporters threw chairs to stop sensitive questions being posed to the ancient estateman

Last weekend’s violence at the EVERYTHING TUN HIDE event organised by PPBM erupted when PPBM members themselves started throwing chairs at Wan Muhammad Ashraf Nasjamuddin, PPBM Shah Alam’s Logistics and Security Chief to prevent him from asking Mahathir any question.  Prior to Wan Muhammad Ashraf, Taufik Abas who is a former PPBM AMANDA’s exco asked Mahathir about his involvement and thoughts on the Memali massacre that had occured during Mahathir’s premiership.

Taufik had earlier told reporters that he was the target of the troublemakers as they were angry with him for asking the question.  He said that there was no way the chairs were aimed at Mahathir as the stage was quite a distance from where the chair was thrown.

Wan Muhammad Ashraf said it was supposed to be his turn to ask a question after Taufik Abas, who had asked Tun about Memali. But before he got a chance to, a chair was flung towards him and landed right in front of him. Another steel chair was also thrown towards him from an upper floor by an organising committee member.

“The chairs were not aimed at Tun at all, as Tun was seated far away. I believe this was a tactic to prevent me from directing questions to Tun Dr Mahathir,” he told reporters.

You can see the video of the chair-throwing incident here and judge for yourself:

Remember how the PKR party elections in Selangor in 2014 ended?

PKR Kuala Langat elections in 2014 turned violent? BN’s fault?
A victim of the PKR Kuala Langat election violence. Did BN supporters do this to him?

And what about the PKR Kota Raja election? Was BN involved too?

But of course, Maria China Abdullah puts the onus on others to stop the violent acts.  Since when is the police or the government responsible for stopping people from becoming violent? Are they untrained animals who cannot think for themselves that they need cattle prods to keep them in check?

Or would Maria China Abdullah like to return to the days of Mahathir where the police was given powers to make pre-emptive actions to stop violence and lock people away without any chance of a fair trial?

And see whose children are these who have been behaving in violent manner without any respect for the rule of law?

BERSIH mob attacking a police car
BERSIH mob – human beings or violent animals?

And if Maria China Abdullah would care to read the Peaceful Assembly Act, 2012, she would know that the responsibility to provide security and safety of gatherings lie on the organisers of the event, and not the police.  Perhaps she would like the Federal Reserve Unit to be stationed inside the event hall and bludgeon the empty heads that are present whenever there is a hint of violence.

I don’t thin Maria China Abdullah is even fit to become a parent because she cannot control her own. She should just sit down at the Hou Keng Restaurant with PKR mongrel Tian Chua and have plates of Tomato Sauce Pork Chop Rice like the “Prophet’s Wife” her followers claim her to be.

Ho Sek at Hou Keng
Have some Roasted Pork Beancurd Claypot, Prophet’s Wife

So Maria China Abdullah, when are you going to ask the Opposition leaders to denounce political violence? Or do you still expect the police to wipe your arse after you crap?

 

Mari Bantah Penjualan Negara

Seronok melihat semangat patriotik rakyat Malaysia yang cintakan tanah air dan bangkit bersuara membantah penglibatan negara luar dalam projek-projek raksasa di Malaysia.

Aliran wang yang masuk dari negara luar dalam bentuk pinjaman mudah (soft loans) untuk membangunkan projek-projek ini adalah seolah-olah kerajaan pimpinan Dr Mahathir Mohamad lebih gemar menjual negara untuk meraih keuntungan tanpa mengambil kisah ancaman terhadap kedaulatan negara.

Di antara projek-projek yang dibina oleh orang asing termasuk KLCC Tower One, Port Dickson Power, Jimah Power Plant, PERWAJA, Bekalan Air Mentah Pahang-Selangor, Bekalan Air Pahang, Empangan Kenyir dan banyak lagi.

Malah Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (PROTON) adalah kereta Jepun (Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore) yang dipasangkan di Malaysia dan Mitsubishi memegang saham PROTON sehingga 2005.

Sejak “Dasar Pandang Ke Timur” kerajaan Mahathir, jumlah pinjaman kerajaan Mahathir daripada Jepun berjumlah 10 billion Yen (RM390 juta) pada tahun 1980an sahaja.

Pada tahun 1994, kerajaan Mahathir telah meminjam sebanyak 61.5 billion Yen (RM2.4 billion) untuk membina KLIA walaupun penyokong Mahathir menyatakan bahawa ekonomi negara berada dalam keadaan kukuh.

Beribu pekerja Jepun masuk ke Malaysia untuk bekerja, termasuk rakan saya Norikazu yang bertugas di projek KLIA hingga boleh berbahasa Malaysia dengan fasih berbanding penyokong DAP yang mengagungkan Mahathir dan mengaku rakyat Malaysia.

Mereka mendapatkan khidmat kereta terpakai dari seorang lagi rakan saya bernama Fujita yang dahulunya tinggal di Sri Petaling dan tidak menjalankan transaksi jual beli dengan orang tempatan.

Malah, Japanese lounge tumbuh dengan pesat menawarkan hiburan kepada para pekerja dari Jepun yang mana orang tempatan dilarang masuk. Ini termasuklah sebuah lounge bernama Kaede di Plaza See Hoy Chan di Kuala Lumpur.

Malah pada 6 Ogos 1998, Mahathir sekali lagi memohon pinjaman daripada Jepun sebanyak USD 1 billion (RM4.29 billion) atau USD 2 billion (RM8.58 billion) untuk menampan keadaan ekonomi yang meruncing walaupun penyokong beliau tetap mengatakan ekonomi negara tetap kukuh walaupun nilai Ringgit berbanding USD jatuh dari RM2.10 = USD1.00 di zaman Hussein Onn (1978) ke RM4.71 = USD1.00 pada tahun 1998.

Disebabkan kekukuhan ekonomi itulah Mahathir berpendapat adalah penting bagi negara yang dipimpinnya mempunyai jalinan dagangan dan kewangan (JUAL NEGARA) dengan Jepun.


Dasar Pandang Ke Timur Mahathir juga berjaya menghantar seramai 1,200 orang pelajar untuk melanjutkan pengajian di universiti-universiti Jepun. Daripada jumlah tersebut menurut Mustapa Mohamad yang ketika itu Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan hanya 12 orang menjadi usahawan yang berjaya. Di antara kejayaan dasar ini ialah pertumbuhan pesat pusat-pusat karaoke yang menambahkan lagi masalah sosial di kalangan remaja dan belia.


Dasar ini juga telah membawa penjajahan ekonomi oleh Jepun kerana di antara 1981-1986 sebanyak 37 buah syarikat Jepun telah membuka cawangan mereka di negara ini.

Pada 15 June 1998, pakar kewangan bernama Robert Zielinski (“Role Model From Hell” – Time, 15 June 1998) dasar ekonomi Mahathir dilihat sebagai bakal membawa Malaysia ke ambang kehancuran ekonomi kerana menggunakan dasar ekonomi Jepun sebagai titik rujukan. Namun Mahathir tidak mengambil kisah dengan amaran-amaran yang diberi.

Akibatnya, salah satu sebab Anwar Ibrahim dipecat dari jawatan dan parti adalah kerana tidak sehaluan dengan pandangan ekonomi Mahathir.

Begitulah penjajahan ekonomi dan minda Jepun ke atas Mahathir. Hinggakan dasar ekonomi ditiru dari sebuah negara yang hanya 36 tahun sebelum itu menamatkan penjajahan kejam ke atas Tanah Melayu.

Namun, ianya tidak dilihat sebagai penjajahan okeh Mahathir kerana hanya beliau sahaja yang betul dan tidak boleh orang lain.

Sebab itulah kini walaupun negara tidak meniru dasar ekonomi negara lain dalam mendapatkan pelaburan dan pinjaman dari luar, beliau meneriak berkata negara kini dijajah oleh China.

Maka wajib bagi kita membantah penjualan negara oleh Mahathir.

Banzai!

Bila Sudah Tidak Sanggup Lagi Untuk Tenung Dalam Cermin

“Apa lu tengok? Gua mau tengok gua punya muka pun tala sanggup wor!”

INTEGRITI tidak membawa apa-apa makna kepada Lim Kit Siang.  Parasit raksasa ini hanyalah seekor parasit – binatang politik yang gemar mengambil kesempatan untuk hidup dengan memperkudakan apa jua yang boleh membuat beliau terus hidup dalam dunia politik demi kuasa dan cita-cita untuk menjadikan DAP kuasa politik unggul secara hakiki tanpa semestinya berada di tonggak kuasa.

Kalau dahulu Mahathir merupakan diktator yang zalim, perompak Bank Negara Malaysia, kini demi politik Mahathir dijadikan kaldai tunggangan beliau – maksum, suci dari segala dosa lampau.

Kita masih belum lupa betapa hipokritnya Lim Kit Siang berjabat tangan dengan Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob dari SPRM sebelum ini dengan harapan untuk memperkudakan SPRM dalam isu 1MDB. Siap menyeru kepada rakyat Malaysia untuk memberi sokongan kepada SPRM dalam siasatan mereka terhadap isu 1MDB. Lain pula pendiriannya kini.

“Gua salam, gua angkat gambar. Apa mahu helan? Mahathir gua benci pun gua bole cium sikalang.”

Baru-baru ini dengan tertangkapnya Exco Pulau Pinang, Phee Boon Poh telah ditahan oleh SPRM dan direman kerana telah melakukan suatu perbuatan rasuah dengan menyalahguna kedudukan beliau sebagai seorang penjawat awam untuk memperoleh kepentingan untuk orang-orang lain.

Walaupun DAP yang meneraju pentadbiran kerajaan di Pulau Pinang telah baru-baru ini menandatangani Ikrar Bebas Rasuah SPRM, Lim Kit Siang telah menuduh SPRM sengaja menangkap Phee Boon Poh kerana hendak menutup perhatian terhadap gejala rasuah di negara ini.

DAP mana ada lasuah. Kita sapu saja sumua benda

Lim Kit Siang memberitahu bahawa beliau sudah 30 tahun mengenali Phee Boon Poh, maka mustahil Phee Boon Poh merupakan seorang yang mengamalkan rasuah.

Saya tidak hairan sekiranya Lim Kit Siang tidak mengenali Phee Boon Poh yang sebenar walaupun telah mengenalinya selama 30 tahun kerana Lim Kit Siang juga tidak mengenali anaknya Lim Guan Eng walaupun telah menjadi anak beliau selama 54 tahun.

SPRM sejak dinakhodai oleh Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad merupakan satu institusi yang amat aktif menangani gejala rasuah, dan tangkapan dilakukan tanpa memilih bulu.  Semasa Exco Johor, Latif Bandi ditahan SPRM ia merupakan satu bukti yang kukuh bahawa SPRM adalah telus dan berlaku adil.

Seperti biasa, sesuai dengan sifat parasitnya, Lim Kit Siang terus memperkudakan isu tersebut dan menyeru agar Menteri Besar Johor juga turut pergi bercuti kerana membiarkan rasuah menular di dalam kerajaan negeri Johor.

Pigi cuti la Khaled, lu punya anak buah suda bikin lasuah juga

Namun apabila diseru supaya anak beliau Lim Guan Eng yang sedang menghadapi dua pertuduhan rasuah itu bercuti kerana kesnya sama dengan kes bekas Menteri Besar Selangor Khir Toyo, beliau dengan lantasnya berkata bahawa kes Lim Guan Eng dan Khir Toyo adalah berbeza sedangkan kedua-duanya menyalahgunakan jawatan dan kedudukan untuk meraih keuntungan dan kepentingan untuk diri sendiri.

Gua anak tatak sama itu Khir Toyo ma. Gua anak nama Guan Eng, Eja pun sutah lain itu Khir Toyo nama wor. Guan Eng Cina mah. Khir Toyo tempe punya olang

Untuk menggembirakan hati Lim Kit Siang (dan untuk menyelamatkan kedudukan), seorang lagi pemegang jawatan DAP juga terpaksa akur dan tidak menyuruh Lim Guan Eng bercuti dari jawatan Ketua Menteri kerana telah didakwa di mahkamah walaupun sebelum ini beliau sendiri berkata bahawa Lim Guan Eng tidak perlu bercuti dari jawatannya melainkan beliau telah didakwa di mahkamah.

Mungkin beliau pelupa sebab nama beliau Pony Tua.

Ini Pony Tua kalau suluh gua anak pigi bercuti gua kasi hantam sama dia

Lim Kit Siang harus ingat bahawa SPRM serius dalam usaha membanteras gejala rasuah di negara ini dan tidak akan berkompromi dengan mana-mana pihak yang cuba memperkecilkan Suruhanjaya tersebut.  SPRM bukannya milik Najib Razak mahupun Lim Kit Siang.  Ianya bertindak untuk memelihara kepentingan rakyat, bukannya sebagai budak suruhan mana-mana pihak.

Oleh itu Lim Kit Siang harus menunjukkan sikap lebih bertanggungjawab memandangkan beliau merupakan seorang Ahli Parlimen dan veteran dunia politik yang rakan sebaya hampir kesemuanya telah mati kecuali Mahathir.  Maka, beliau harus bersikap lebih matang dari ahli-ahli politik yang lebih muda dari beliau.

Dan nasihatilah semua wakil rakyat DAP dan dari parti-parti Pakatan yang lain supaya hentikan budaya sapu-menyapu untuk memperkayakan kocek sendiri kerana rakyat yang harus menanggung segala kenaikan kos akibat perbuatan rasuah mereka.

Baru sahaja sebut pasal sapu-menyapu, t-shirt SPRM pun kau naak sapu bawak balik selepas dibebaskan dari tahanan reman.

Teruk perangai DAP ni.  Susah bila bos mereka sendiri tak sanggup nak lihat wajah hipokrit dalam cermin setiap hari.

“Bos! SPRM manyak bagus. Kasi gua free t-shirt!”

Towards A Corruption-Free Pulau Pinang

After Tokong led his worshippers to sign the MACC’s anti-corruption pledge to show that Pulau Pinang is serious in getting rid of corrupt office-holders, the pledge was followed by a series of actions to show their resolve.

 First, an illegal factory producing carbon filters was raided by authorities today.
The multi agencies team lead by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) went to the factory, which is located in an oil palm estate near Sungai Lembu at about 10.15am.
Other agencies in the integrated operation were Inland Revenue Board, Immigration Department and Department of Environment.
Sources from MACC revealed that the commission also seized some documents related to the illegal factory at the Seberang Prai Municipal Council headquarters in Bandar Perda.
Another team of MACC officers stormed the 53rd floor of the state administration office at about 11.30am.

MACC officers were seen entering the office of state Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.

The raid is believed to be a follow-up to the MACC’s investigations into the illegal factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu.

Tokong must be absolutely pleased that the MACC is helping him with his corruption-free pledge. The Tokong is also in the process of getting himself rid from the Pulau Pinang government to ensure the island’s government remains free from corrupted officials.

Meanwhile Phee Boon Poh who was very arrogant when confronted with the PPS issue showed a different body lamguage after the raid. It must be his corruption-free stance.

Thank you, Tokong for signing the pledge, and thank you MACC for helping him.

Kapal Selam Kerala Kena Tembak Lagi


Bising FELDA akhirnya tertangkap ambil komisyen juak hotel felda ialah Zahid Md Arip Pemimpin Pusat Parti Bunga Raya…kini mula terdedah pula kes kapal selam rupanya Mahathir dan anaknya di belakang sebenarnya
SCORPENE : Perjanjian Pembelian Dibuat Sejak Zaman Mahathir Lagi
Razak Baginda tidak ada sewaktu perjanjian kapal selam diadakan, yang ada adalah Mahathir. 
Ini kerana perjanjian kapal selam itu sebenarnya sudah dirangka dan dimeterai ketika zaman pentadbiran Mahathir Mohamad dulu sebagai Perdana Menteri dan bukannya pada zaman Perdana Menteri sekarang, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Perkara itu direkodkan dalam hansard sidang Dewan Rakyat pada tahun 2002 lagi. Timbalan Menteri Pertahanan telah memaklumkan Dewan Rakyat mengenai kontraknya apabila perkara itu dibangkitkan di parlimen. 
Mahathir yang kini adalah Pengerusi PPBM jangan buat-buat lupa berkenaan perjanjian membeli kapal selam itu.
Masa itu, Timbalan Menteri berkenaan telah menyatakan dalam dewan yang mulia di Parlimen jumlah yang dibayar kepada syarikat Malaysia bukannya komisen tapi kos perkhidmatan, penyelenggaraan dan latihan.
Kedua-dua mereka Perdana Menteri, Mahathir, dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri pada masa itu Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebenarnya tahu apa yang berlaku. 
Bahkan sebelum itu Mahathir sudah meninjau kapal selam dari Perancis ketika Pameran Maritim dan Udara Antarabangsa Langkawi (LIMA’97) 1997. Tiga kapal selam dari tiga negara iaitu Rusia, Perancis dan Turki turut menyertainya untuk ditinjau oleh kerajaan pada masa itu.
Kemudian selepas meninjau kapal selam Perancis di LIMA 97, setahun selepas itu Mahathir menulis surat pada Michel Rocard, Perdana Menteri Perancis berkaitan hal kapal selam. 
Dalam buku bertajuk “Surat Terpilih Dr Mahathir Kepada Pemimpin Dunia”, mukasurat 218, menyatakan pada tahun 1998, Perdana Menteri, Perancis dan Mahathir bertukar-tukar empat pucuk surat.
Dalam kandungan surat itu menyatakan bahawa Malaysian Airlines (MAS) akan mendapat lebih hak mendarat di Paris, dan Malaysia akan mendapatkan dua kapal selam buatan Perancis iaitu jenis Scorpene yang akan dihantar pada 2009. 
“Seramai 145 orang pegawai Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) sedang dilatih di Ecole Formation de Sous Marine di Brest, sejak 2005.
“Dua kapal selam itu akan diletakkan di pangkalan di Sepanggar di Sabah apabila ia sudah beroperasi nanti,” kata surat itu.
Ini bukti jelas, rundingan untuk pembelian kapal selam ini dibuat sejak zaman Mahathir lagi. Dua hari lepas, Mahathir kata dia tidak tahu menahu tentang pembelian kapal selam. Mahathir memang sengaja buat buat lupa dan tidak mahu mengaku. 
Pembohongan Mahathir tidak boleh ditutup. Jangan cuba menipu orang yang mengetahui urusan rundingan kapal selam itu. 
Bekas Pegawai Penyiasat Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM) Kapten (B) Abdul Rahmat Omar Tun Haniff pula mendedahkan pembohongan Mahathir itu. 
“Mahathir boleh memperbodohkan pemuda seperti Ketua Armada PPBM) Syed Saddiq, mereka yang lebih matang mengetahui perkara sebenar.
“Lampu hijau bagi pembelian Scorpene diberikan oleh Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan sejak 1995 lagi” katanya.
Sejak 1995 lagi, sebab itulah pada 1997 pada pameran LIMA 97 ada kapal selam dari Perancis datang ke Langkawi. Kemudian pada 1998, Mahathir dan Perdana Menteri Perancis berutus surat berkaitan pembelian kapal selam itu. 
6 tahun selepas itu, pada 2002, kontrak pembelian kapal selam bernilai RM3.7 billion diluluskan oleh Perdana Menteri pada waktu itu. 
Malah lebih mengejutkan bila bekas pegawai penyiasat ketenteraan, Kapten (B) Abdul Rahmat Tun Haniff mendedahkan anak Mahathir dan Daim terlibat dalam urusan kapal selam ini.
“Penyokong asal program kapal selam Malaysia adalah Mokhzani Mahathir dan Ibrahim Mohd Noor (pada ketika itu CEO syarikat yang baru disenaraikan BERNAS, bertindak bagi pihak Daim Zainuddin)” kata Abdul Rahmat.
Hari ini, Mahathir mahu pertikai kenapa Malaysia beli kapal selam. Tidak patut hendak pertikai lagi bila Arab Saudi sendiri sudah mahu belajar dan berkongsi kepakaran dan latihan kapal selam dengan Malaysia. 
Sesudah gagal gunakan isu 1MDB, DoJ dan lain lain lagi untuk jatuhkan Datuk Seri Najib, Mahathir kena cungkil balik cerita kapal selam untuk dijadikan isu. “Desperate” dah Mahathir ini.
Klik https://www.facebook.com/SudahlahMahathir/

Defence: The Funniest Multiple Launch Rocket Story

Malaysian Incite’s story on a Multi Launch Rocket System offer by China to Malaysia

Malaysian Incite today came up with another piece of hogwash (what’s new) on a supposed defence deal between Malaysia and China.

Up to 12 units of the AR3 multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) will be offered to Malaysia in a purchase programme with a loan period of 50 years,” wrote Malaysian Incite quoting an unnamed source (very credible this) believed by many local defence observers and writers to be a person with the surname of ‘Lam.’

50 YEARS?  This is just to rile up the stupid Opposition supporters who cannot distinguish the difference between the rain-unfriendly ASTRO DTU and the Army’s ASTROS II.  In just 30 years the ASTROS system has undergone so many upgrades and a new system called the ASTROS 2020 is already in development phase.  Do you mean Malaysia will be stuck with an obsolete system for half the system’s life and still has to pay for it?

Firstly, the Malaysian Army already has six batteries of the ASTROS II MLRS acquired in two batches in 2002 and 2007.  The ASTROS II are battle-proven and was first deployed during the Gulf War by the Saudi Arabian forces.  The obvious differences between the ASTROS II and the AR3 system that “China is offering” are the range of the rockets and the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) as opposed to the conventionally-targetted MLRS that the Malaysian Army employs.

Secondly, the timing of Malaysian Incite’s article on the MLRS coincides with Singapore’s National Day – and with Malaysian Incite being as bad as Malaysiakini (or is attempting to dethrone Malaysiakini as the bad boy portal), the best thing to do mid-week (which coincidetally happens to be Singapore’s National Day) is to create a sour point in the Malaysia-Singapore relations.

Thirdly, the MLRS is a offensive operations weapons system.  No one buys an MLRS unless someone next door has it first. In Malaysia’s case, Thailand became the first MLRS operator on this end of Asia.  So, we bought the ASTROS II.  Two years after we acquired the second batch, Singapore bought the US M-142 HIMARS.  Therefore, Singapore has no fear to add if Malaysia is given access to China’s AR3 as. if fired from Woodlands, the HIMARS would be able to hit Bangi and Kajang compared to the AR3 hitting Woodlands only if fired from Ayer Keroh.

Fourthly, a new MLRS is not something the Malaysian Army wants right now. It has other worries to address. It is adequately prepared to defend against land aggression and protect its infrastructure and fire units with its air defence systems if needed. As with Singapore, the asymmetrical threat is now the paramount concern, and instead of being concerned about fighting each other, Malaysia and Singapore are working closely (even with other countries) to combat asymmetrical threats.

Fifthly (yes, there is fifthly. It is just superfluous but more formal than fifth), being at the receiving end of a MLRS salvo is like being in a rain of steel and high explosives, saturation fire is the concept.  You don’t need it to be super-duper accurate because when the rockets hit the ground, there is nowhere safe that you can hide.  And what is this about the AR3 having a radar because airspace control issue has been a sore point between Malaysia and Singapore?  The AR3 is not designed to do air defence. It is a land-offensive system! It shoots targets on the surface, not in the air!

The Malaysian Incite tries to be scarily defence-savvy but sounds scarily stupid trying to sound intelligent

Finally, read Malaysian Incite only if you believe that China has the ability to remotely-control the AR3 that Malaysia “will be getting” to fire rockets at Singapore if Malaysia refuses to do so. The Malaysian Incite is definitely THE portal for empty-skulled sorry-excuse-for-human-beings.

I read this I so scare one lor! I scare oledi Singapore sure scare one mah!

If I were the Malaysian Army, and in a decade I want to replace my ASTROS II, I would probably get the ASTROS 2020 with the tactical missiles with a 300 kilometre range, if I really want such a system.  Else, I will look for a system with commonalities for easy operator transition.

And to add, Najib Razak does not go around making enemies with neighbours. We have had a lot of enemy-making for 22 years once upon a time.